Haha! I feel like I have more thinking to do now than when I started this thread! Seriously though, I've been steering clear of Burton boards for a while because I'm a little concerned about riding the channel since I'm 195 lbs. May just be mental, but I like the idea of more than two screws attaching me to the board. I like the Hovercraft, but I feel like I'd get more use out of more of other boards b/c of their versatility. I know there will be one or two days a year when I wish I had it, but the benefit of any of these boards over the T-rice on those days should do the trick. Btw, I WISH I lived out West and could go split boarding!!!!! Thanks for all your thoughts. I have a lot to chew on.